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the president began the day at st. john's episcopal church in martinson. next we will show the first family's arrival at the church.
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♪ ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. rosslyn carter. [cheering and applause] ♪ [patriotic music playing] [cheering and applause] ♪
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♪ [patriotic music playing] ♪ [drum roll] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states william clinton and hillary clinton. [cheering and applause] ♪ >> hello, hey. how are you? hi. [cheering and applause] ♪ how are you? hey. >> welcome.
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ladies and gentlemen, biden, assistant secretary of the senate, and deputy clerk of the house of representatives, robert reeves. ♪ [applause] ♪ [cheering and applause]
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leader, nancy pelosi. [cheering and applause] ♪ [cheering and applause] ♪ [inaudible conversations]
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staff director of the joint congressional. senate sergeant of arms. house sergeant of arms. chairman of the joint congressional committee on inauguration ceremonies charles a. schumer. and lamar alexander. the speaker of the house of representatives. john boehner. senate marge majority reader harry reid ander drer rick cantor. [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] ♪ ♪
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[cheering and applause] please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint congressional committee, the honorable charles e. schumer. [cheering and applause] mr. president, mr. vice
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president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching; welcome to the capitol app and the celebration of our great democracy. [applause] this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. and no matter how many times one witnesses this event, it's simplicity, the enate imaginety, and most of all, the meaning that sacred yet caution yet trusting of power from we the people to the chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster as it will today with the inauguration of president president barack h. obama. [cheering and applause] now we know that we would not be
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here today were it not for those who stand guard around the world to preserve our freedom. to those in our armed forces, we offer our thanks for your bravery, your honor, your sacrifice. [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] this democracy of ours was forged by intellectual and argument, by activism, and blood, and above all from john adams to elizabeth katie stanton to martin luther king by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than than a great republican worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's
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inauguration is face in america's future. the per fengt embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome, and capping it with a statute of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a halt-built eye sore. conventional wisdom that it should be left unfinished until the war ended give the financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half finished dome simple bollized the half divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall on. and so despite the conflict with which engulfed the nation and
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surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 1862 within the statute of freedom, a woman was placed atop the dome where she still stands today. in a sublime irony, was a former slave now free american philip reid who helped to cast the bronze statute. now our present times are not as pearlies or as despairing. in 2013 far too many doubt the future of this great nation and our ability to tackle our own half finished domes. today's problems are intractable, they say, the times are so complex that differences in the country and the world so deep, we will never overcome them. when thoughts like these produce anxiety, fear, and even despair, we do well to remember that
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americans have always been and still are a practical, optimistic, problem-solving people. and that as our history shows, no matter how steep the climb, now difficult the problems, how half-finished the task. america always rises to the occasion. [cheering and applause] america prevails and america prospers. [cheering and applause] and those who bet against this country, have inevitably been on the wrong side of history. so it is a good moment to gaze upward and behold the statute of freedom at the top of the capitol dome. its a good moment to gain strength and courage and humility from those who were determined to complete the half finished dome. it is a good moment to rejoice today at this 57th presidential inauguration
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ceremony, and it is the perfect moment to renew our collective face in the future of america. [cheering and applause] thank you, and god bless the united states. [cheering and applause] in that spirit of faith, i would like to introduce civil rights leader who is committed her life to extending the promise of our nation's founding principles to all americans. mrs. everies will lead us in the invocation. [cheering and applause]
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america, we are here, our nation's capitol, on this day january 21st, 2013. the inauguration of our 45th president, barack obama. we come at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders, the president, vice president, members of congress, all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces, blessings upon all who contribute to the sense of the american spirit, the american dream. the opportunity to become whatever our mankind, woman
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kind, allows us to be. this is the promise of america. as we sing the world of belief, this is my country, let us act point meanings that everyone is included. may the inherit dignity and inailble rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. may all your people, especially the least of these floorish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and fifty years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and a history of
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disfranchised to today's expression of a more perfect union. we ask too, almighty, that where our paths seem blanketed by forms of presentation, and rivelled by pains of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance. and that the vision of those who came before us and dreamed of this day, that we recognize that their visions still inspire us. they are a great cloud of witnesses unseen by the naked eye. but all around us, thankful that their living was not -- for every mountain. you gave us the strength to
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climb. your grace is pleaded to continue that climb for america and the world. we now stand beneath the shadow of the dome what reflects one nation indevizble with liberty and justice for all. approximately four miles from where we are a assembled, the hollowed remains of men and women rest in arlington cemetery, they who believed fought and died for this country. may their spirit infuse our being to work together for the respect enabling us to continue to build this nation. and in so doing, we send a message to the world that we are
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strong, fierce, in our strength. and every individual -- vigilant in our pursuit of freedom. we ask that you grant our president, the will to act courageously but cautiously when confronted with danger and to act prudently but deliberately when challenged by adversity. please continue to best his efforts, to lead by example in consideration and favor of the diversity of our people. bless our families all across this nation. we thank you for you the opportunity of prayer to strengthen us for the journey through the -- days that lie ahead. we envote the praiser of our
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grandmothers who taught us to pray, god, make me a blessing. let the spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that homes reigns. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. in jesus' name and the name of all who are holly and right, we pray. amen. [amen]
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[cheering and applause] i am pleased to introduce the award-winning tacker name l choir, the brooklyn choir to sing "battle hymn of the republic." ♪ ♪ [choir singing]
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♪ ♪ i have ♪ terrible"terrible swift sword," his truth marching on ♪
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♪ ♪ glory, glory hall hall you ya ♪ ♪ his truth it pa marching on. ♪ his truth is marching on ♪ the beauty of the lily was born across the sea. ♪ ♪ with the glory in his boss -- ♪
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glory, glory hallelujah ♪ our god is marching on. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ our god is marching on ♪ [cheering and applause]
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[laughter] [cheering and applause] please join me in welcoming my colleague and my friend, the senator from tennessee, the honorable lamar alexander. [cheering and applause] mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen, the late alex haley lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power in the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful orderly way. there is no mob, no cot, no
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insurrection, this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survived for so long in such a complex country when so much power is at stake. this freedom devote to our leaders and the restraint to respect the results. last year at mount vernon, a tour guide told me that our first president, george washington, once posed this question: what is most important, washington asked of this grant experiment? the united states. and then washington answered his
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own question in this way: not the election of the first president, but the election of its second president. the peaceful transfer of power is what will separate our country from every other country in the world. so today we celebrate the 57th inauguration of the american president. find the good and praise it. [cheering and applause] now it's my honor -- [applause] it is my honor to introduce the associate justice of the supreme court, sonya sotomayor. for the purpose of administrating the oath of office to the vice president. [applause] will everyone please stand. [inaudible conversations]
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[cheering and applause] mr. vice president, please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> they will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that will bear true of faith and allegiance to the same. >>ly bear true faith allegiance to the same. >> i take this obligation freely. >> i take think open obligation freely. without my mental reservation or purpose of evasion. and that i will well and faithly danger. >> i will well and faithfully danger, the duty of the office
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of which i'm about to enter. so help me god. congratulations. [applause] ♪ ♪ [patriotic music playing] ♪ glx it's my pressure to introduce renounced musical artist, james they taylor.
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[cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] ♪ oh beautiful space skies ♪ ♪ amber waives of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountain majesties ♪ ♪ of above the fruited plains ♪ ♪ america ♪ ♪ america ♪ ♪ god shed his grace on the ♪
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and crown the good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ [applause] it is my honor to present the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. who will administrate the president l oath of office. everyone, please rise.
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[cheering and applause] please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> i president obama swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president and united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect ab and denned. >> the constitution of the united states. the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheering and applause] ♪
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♪ [patriotic music ♪ ♪ ♪ [guns firing] ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce the 44th
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president of the united states of america, barack obama. [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] thank you. [chanting] thank you so much. [cheering and applause] vice president joe biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress,
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distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: each time we gather to gnawing rate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith, or the or begins of our names -- or begins of our names. what makes us exceptional, what makes us american, is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago. we told these truths to be self-evident, that all men men are created equal; that they are
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endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. today we continue a never-ended journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident. they've never been self-executing. that while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. [applause] the patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with a privilege of a few
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or rule of a mob. they gave to us a republican, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. and for more than two hundred years, we have. throw blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-live and half-free. we made ours anew and vowed to move forward together. together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers. together, we discovered that free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
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together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune. [applause] through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we scummed to the fiction that all society's ills can be cured through government alone. ..
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no single person can train on the math and science teachers will need to put our children for the future. or build the road to networks in research labs to bring new jobs and to our shores. now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation among people. [cheers and applause] this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steals our resolve for our resilience. a decade of war is not ending. -- now ending.
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[cheers and applause] an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we profess without demands. using drive, diversity and openness, a boundless capacity for risk and they give her reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we'll see that so long as we seize it together. [cheers and applause] were we the people understand that our country cannot succeed what a shrinking few do very well in a great many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know america thrives in every
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person and bank independence at pride of their work, when the wages of onerous labor liberates families to the brink of hardship. we are true to our credo that little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows she has the same chance to six years as anybody else because she is an american. she is free to choose it want not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. [cheers and applause] we understand that programs are inadequate to the needs of our kind, so we must harness their ideas and technologies, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower citizen with the skills they need to work hard or learn more, reach higher. but while the needs will change, our purpose endures, a nation
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with the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires. that is what will give real meaning. we the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. they must make hard choices to reduce the cost of health care in the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between kerry and the generation that built this country and invest them in the generation that will build this future. [cheers and applause] but we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with the disability had nowhere to turn.
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we do not believe in this country freedom is reserved for the luckier happiness for the few. we recognize no matter how response ability would've our lives, anyone of us at may face a jobless or sudden illness or home circulating a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other through medicare, medicaid and social security do not separate nation. the strength denies. [applause] they do not make us a nation of takers. it is a risk that makes this country great. [applause] we the people still believe their obligations as americans are not just to ourselves, but
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to all posterity. we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [cheers and applause] some may still deny the over your judgment science, that none can deny the raging fires are crippling drought or more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. america cannot resist the transition. we must leave it. we cannot see to other nations to technology that will power new jobs and new industry. we must clear this promise. that's how we'll maintain our economic vitality and national
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treasure. water race, croplands and snowcapped peaks. that is how we will preserve our planet, coming to her god. that's what will my meaning to their creed once declared. we the people still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. [applause] our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the claims the battle unmatched skill and courage. our citizens feared that the memory of those we lost notes about the price paid for liberty. the knowledge of their sacrifice will keep his vigilant against those who would do us harm.
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but we're also airs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the shrewdest mms carried those lessons into this time as well. we will defend our people and uphold our values to string of armed and rule of law. we will show to try and resolve other nations peacefully. not because they're nice about dangers we face, but because engagement can more charitably left. america will remain the anchor in every corner of the globe and we will renew those institutions to expand our capacity to manage crisis abroad for no one has the greatest stake in a peaceful world in its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa to come up in the
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americas to the middle east because our interests and conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. i must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, marginalized, victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, that because peace in our time requires the constant advancement of those principles that are common creed describes. tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we the people declared today that the most evident truths, that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still, just as they guided our forebears the seneca falls and someone in stonewall, just as they guided all those men and women, sun and non-sun to carry
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preachers say we cannot watch along, too you're a king proclaimed that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. [applause] it is now our generation's tasks to carry on with those pioneers began peered for our journey is complete until their wives, mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. [cheers and applause] our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. [applause]
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archer is not complete until one of journey waits for hours to exercise the right to vote. archer is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers enlisted in work for us rather than expelled from our country. [cheers and applause] our journey is not complete until all our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the length of newton know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. that is our generation's task, it should make these rates, these values of life and liberty and pursuit of happiness real
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for every american. being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. it does not mean we'll defend liberty and at the same way. or follow the same precise path to happiness. progress does not compel us to settle centuries on debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. [applause] for now, decisions are upon us and we cannot afford the way. we cannot mistake absolutism for principle precisely to expect gopher politics or treat name-calling is reasoned debate.
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[applause] we must act -- we must act knowing that our work would be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years in 400 years to advance the time the spirit wants confirmed to us in a spare philadelphia hall. my fellow americans the oath i sworn you today, like the one recited by others who serve in his cabinet was an honest to god country, not party or faction. we may safely execute that pledge during the duration of our service. but the rate they spoke today are not so different from the
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oath taken each time a soldier signs up for duty for émigre realizes a dream. but oath is not so different from the side that weighs about and so start with pride. they are the words that he said and they represent our greatest hope. you and i have citizens have the power to set this country scores. even i citizens have the obligation to shape the debate of our time, not a limit to those who cast, but the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and in during ideas. but each of us now embrace with solemn duty and on some joy, what is their lasting birthrate, with common after and common purpose, passion and dedication.
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that is the answer the call and care into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you and may he forever bless these united states of america. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause]
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>> at this time, please join in welcoming award-winning artist, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> a while. our next distinguished guest is the poet, richard blanche go, who will share with those words he has composed for this
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occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today, kindles over our shores, peeking over the smokies, grading the faces of the great lakes, spreading the simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies, one light, waking up worktops come
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under each one a story told by our silent gestures, moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning mayors, each one yamane to life, crescendo him into our day. the penciled yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic light, tree stands, apples, limes and oranges to rate the rainbows, baking our praise. so vote trucks, heavy with oil or paper, teaming over highways alongside us on our way to clean tables, read pleasures we save lives to teach geometry or ring up groceries as my mother did for 20 years so i could write
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this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as one might remove through, and the same light on black horse with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question our atoms imagine, the i have returned we all keep dreaming for the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children today and forever. many prayers, but one might regain the stained-glass windows life into the faces of broad statues, warmth onto the steps of a museum some park bench as
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as mothers watch children's slide into the day. one ground, our ground, readiness to every stalk of corn, and we had to wait some basic in hand, hand cleaner and cooler thing to in deserts and hilltops that keep us warm. hands digging trenches writing pipes, cables, hans as one of my fathers cutting sugar cane so my brother and i could have books and shoes. the dust of farms in deserts, cities and planes mingled by one when, our breath breathes. he returned to daze scored his stand of honking cabs, buses
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launching down avenues, the symphony of the steps and screeching subways, the good sonnenberg underclothes line. here come the squeaky playgrounds can miss things, trains with planar whispers across café tables. here the doors be open each day for each other saying hello, shalom, then sure no, howdy, non-this day were buenos ds. in the language my mother taught me, every language spoken into one wind carrying our lives without prejudice as these words break from my lips. one sky cynthiana pollutions claimed their majesty and the mississippi worked their way to
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the sea. think the work of our hands we been stealing two bridges, finishing one more report for the boss on time, stitching another wonder uniform. the first brushstroke of a portrait for the last four and the freedom tower jutting into the sky that yields to a resilient. one sky toward which we sometimes lift our eyes tired from work, sunday's cnet the web they are of our lives. some days giving thanks for a love that loves you back. sometimes praising another who knew how to give order for giving a father couldn't give what he wanted. we had home through the glass of
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rain per week of snow for the palm brush the dust, but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky and always 1,000,002nd senate term tapping on every rooftop in every window of one country, all of this facing the stars, hope a new constellation, waiting for us to not do, waiting for us to name it together. [applause]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, it is now my privilege to introduce reverend dr. luis deleon to deliver the benediction. >> let us pray. gracious and eternal god, as we conclude the second inoculation of president obama, we ask for your blessings as we seek to become, in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a polemic community, letting you in loving our as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence because without it had a hatred
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and arrogance will infect our heart. but we've hereby think we know that we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your posting today because without it, ms. truss, prejudice and rancor will rule our heart. or with the blessing of your presence, we know we can renew the ties of mutual regard, which can mess former civic life. we pray for your blessing because without it, suspicion, despair and fear of those different from us will be a rule of life. but with your blessing, we can see each other created in your image, a unit of god's grace unprecedented, a repeatable and irreplaceable. we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see
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only what the eye can see. but with the blessing -- your blessing we will see we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first-generation, immigrants, american our daughter of the revolution, gay or straight, richer or poorer. we pray for your blessing because without it will only see scarcity in the midst of abundance. with your blessing, we will recognize the abundant of the gifts of this good land with which you have endowed this nation. we pray for your blessing. less all of us. privileged to be citizens and residents of this nation with a spirit of gratitude and humility that we may become a blessing
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among the nations of this world. we pray that you will shower with your life-giving spirit elected leaders that this land, especially barack our president and joe r. vice president. go them at the love of truth and righteousness that they may serve this nation ably and be glad to do your will and author hearts with wisdom and forbearance so that peace may prevail with righteousness, justice and order so that men and women are at this nation can find with one another the fulfillment of our humanity. we pray that the president, vice president and non-political authority remembers the words of the prophet mica. what does the lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and always walk humbly with god.
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[speaking in spanish] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, may god bless you all your days. all this we pray and your most holy name, amen. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the singing of our national anthem, by award-winning artist, the company made by the u.s. marine band. following the national ant them, please remain at your place while the presidential party exits the platform. [cheers and applause]
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♪ oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched
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were so gallantly streaming? ♪ and the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. ♪ oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
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i hope everyone has enjoyed the lunch. i think we really deserve a round of applause. [applause] tourer shaft and our caterer, all the people who served the meal so expertly they've done a great job. so it is now my honor to invite the speaker of the house, the john boehner to the podium to present the official flags. [applause] >> senator, thank you. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to feel pull a fast, the people's representatives met representatives met in this chamber over five decades prior to the civil war. it's a wonder they actually made up that long.
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the acoustics were terrible. you couldn't hear anything. or in some spots you could hear everything being said in the room. it was some months and of course he was also at a time when our leaders were killing each other all that well to begin with. but here's a century of improvements later we gather in the old hall to better hear one another and to renew the appeal to better angels. we do so amid the rituals and symbols, none more important than our flag. this year, old glory will mark a milestone of around. it was the spring of 1813 at the new commander of fort mchenry ordered a flight to the phone over the interest interest of baltimore. they should be so large he said that the british will have no difficulty in seeing it from a
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distance. for such a nervous array of mother daughter team, stitched together overlapping strips of old to make the product hole. many one. so if i was born and not long after that and anthem to go with it. today whenever we put up the flag, whenever we hear something in the wind, it gives us proof of the blessing we call democracy. the symphony of service and faithfulness at which we will all play a part. so the spirit of harmony, i'm proud to present the flags that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. teach him a man say congratulation, and god speed. [applause]
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[applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague in partner in this inaugural endeavor. senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official endeavor. senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president, mr. vice president and jill, president clinton, when former president who's not here today were sitting next to him, george wh bush before he got up to speak wendover in santa barbara, what
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should i speak about? and she said in a loud whisper, about five minutes, george. i'll take about one minute. there will probably come a time, mr. president and mrs. obama, to the guidance, when your children try to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened and if those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. in these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for the common good that mr. cortes spoke about any indication and as you so eloquently talked about in your description of the american character today. [applause]
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>> okay, i'd like to introduce the distinguished majority leader of the house of representatives, eric cantu to present the linux and not your gifts. >> good afternoon. on behalf of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, it's my honor to present the president and mrs. obama, vice president and dr. baden with these beautiful crystal vases. the vases at the finest quality from lenox china and crystal. the images of the united states capitol and the white house are hand cut and attached into the crystal. the crystal basis on which the vases that are inscribed with the name of diversity in today's
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day. president obama, mrs. obama will receive the base. dr. biden will receive the base predicting the united states capitol. the vases were designed by timothy carter and handcuffed by master class cutter peter or work. this time, my wife diane and i bet the president and mrs. obama and vice president and dr. biden to join us. [applause]
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[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> i am now pleased to him by my colleague, house democratic leader, nancy pelosi to the
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podium to present the memento that you all will receive as you the statuary hall. >> thank you area much, mr. chairman schumer and cochair, vice chair alexander for a wonderful, wonderful inauguration. mr. president, mr. president, mr. president, first lady, first lady, first lady, dr. biden, two other distinguished guests, so far you've heard it gives to the president and the vice president. i'll tell you that a gift for you. freedom now stands on the gem of the capital of the united states. may she stand there forever, not only inform, but in spirit. those were the words expressed 150 years ago by the commissioner public domain as a
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statue of freedom was placed atop the capitol during the presidency of president lincoln. that expression of the spirit of freedom is what we want you to take with you today and is contained in this portfolio of essays you will receive for the joint congressional committee and the natural ceremony along with a frame depiction of the s. it appeared at the start of the civil war. you heard about this guide by chairman schumer during his remarks. today the statue of freedom in the spirit of freedom marches over the cap will is another president from illinois has taken the oath of office. despite the challenges of our time at home and abroad, we heard president obama's inaugural address a message of hope, vision of peace, progress and prosperity and a promise freedom for all.
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may god bless you, president obama, vice president titans and your family. congratulations for much success for you and the success of our nation. may god bless you all, may god bless america. [applause] >> mr. president and dr. brighton and your whole wonderful family, i now rise to toast the vice president of the united states and my former colleague and my friend, joe biden. mr. vice president, you've been extraordinary bit of this nation a troop rate or president these
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past four years. you play many roles, and pfizer, advocate, implementer, persuader, strategist and most of all, fran. we're confident this unit partnership between neo and our great president will only grow stronger and more to over the next four years. mr. vice president on the service we don't share a common ancestry, but on a deeper level we do share a common story, an american story of achieving our dream thanks to the sacrifice of our immigrant forebears as you embark on your well-deserved second term in the spirit of those who came before us and on behalf of all americans, we offer you all our support and warmest wishes and we say to
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you, slainte. l'chaim. salud. cent'anni. and cheers. to our great vice president. [inaudible conversations] >> mr. president, to all the presidents assembled, i always enjoy this lunch more than anything we did in the capital. for the 36 years i served in the president, i had the honor of being included in this lunch, former presidents, vice presidents because it really is is -- it really is the place where they get together in a way unlike any other time when we
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gather. it's always in the beginning every time were in this room because there's a sense of possibility, since an opportunity in the sense sometimes fleeting that maybe we can really begin to work together. and chuck, we may come from different ancestries, but as our colleagues over the years, were cut from the same cloth, that we share that same comment absolute conviction expressed by harry truman when he said america was not built on fear. america was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. that's what you've done throughout your career and that's an almost everyone this room has done. at the end of the day, it's an
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absolute confidence, absolute confidence is not a day, a single thing this country can't do. i spent too much time with all of you not to know you feel it with every fiber in your being that there's nothing, nothing this country is incapable of. i much say the president kids may occasionally. i know harry reid caused the assignment in. i am proud to have been a senate man. i'm proud to be president of the senate, but that is exceeded only by the fact i'm proud to be vice president of the united states, serving as barack obama's vice president. [applause] is one of the great privileges of my life. as a matter of fact, the president will forgive me as we were walking out and he said savoring the moment, looking out at

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